In loving memory of

Adell Edwards
October 17, 1931 - March 30, 2019

Adell Edwards, 87, of Danville died Saturday March 30, 2019 at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center, Iowa.

She was born October 17, 1931 in Des Moines County, the daughter of Howard Guy and Zelda Fern Mehaffy Van Nice. On December 10, 1950, she married Earl J. Edwards in Danville. He died July 15, 2010. Adell was a graduate of Danville High School and a member of the New London United Methodist Church where she served as secretary for many years. She taught Sunday School for 50 years and served on many committees. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, a 61 year member of Chapter EV, P.E.O., and a member of the Cowbelles, a branch of the Cattlemen's Association. She was very dedicated to her family, Jesus and her church.

Adell is survived by her daughter, Jill (Bob) Stanton of Minburn, Iowa, and her son, Jeff (Helen) Edwards of Cincinnati, Ohio; four granddaughters; Katie (Thom) Bryant, Laura Edwards, Elizabeth (Kevin Jagessar) Edwards, and Katherine (Derek Lehman) Edwards; five great-grandchildren, Aislin, Helen Elise, Jeffrey, Saliha, and Serra; her brother, Richard (Patricia) Van Nice of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Marvin.

Visitation will begin at noon on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Elliott Chapel, New London, with family present to greet friends for one hour prior to the 2:00 PM service. Pastor Kathleen Moore will officiate with interment in Burge Cemetery, rural New London. A memorial has been established to the New London United Methodist Church.


Holly Mills wrote on Apr 1, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers. George and Mary Christe Holly Christe-Mills"

Deb Marley wrote on Mar 31, 2019:

"I was sad to read of Adell's passing. I was a acquaintance of hers from shopping in Mount Pleasant. She shopped at Marilyn's Hallmark. I managed the store and it was always a pleasure to help her with shopping needs. She was a warm and pleasant lady. Her smile would put you at ease. I remember her fondly. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Peace be with you Deb Marley"

Steve Smith wrote on Mar 30, 2019:

"I'm saddened beyond words to hear of Adell's passing. She was the sweetest, kindest, person I've ever known. We had a special bond, as my Sunday school teacher she helped me through some tough times during my youth, guiding me with words of encouragement and being there to listen to me. Every time we came back to the church for a visit, I couldn't wait to find her and give her a hug and a kiss. I wish I could be at the service, but I want the family to know how special she was to me and that i'll always remember her with great fondness."